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Founded with the intention of recovering the art of eating well, this association emphasises the use of locally produced food, to guarantee maximum quality and economic sustainability of responsible production.

Learn about Slow Food Products and Producers as well as a novel initiative by this association, the so-called "Km 0 network".


Star Restaurants

Check out our list of the finest restaurants in Bilbao and Bizkaia, and learn about their philosophy and seasonal dishes.

These haute cuisine restaurants awarded with Michelin guide stars will evince quality, creativity and attention to detail in very bite of their sumptuous dishes.


Restaurants Guide

Many visitors’ best memory of Bilbao is to do with the moments of pure delight that they enjoy when they linger over a meal at one of the city’s restaurants. Not only is it the opportunity to try the famous Basque cuisine, but you can also discover the many different facets that make up the gastronomy of the Basque Country.



Since 1997, the city's best pintxo venues compete for top prize in the annual "Pintxo Bar Contest – Bilbao Bizkaia - Pintxo Txapelketa".

This section will both delight you and show you how to make any one of a wide range of Bilbao's prize-winning Pintxos, a mouthwatering bite-sized version of haute cuisine.


Our wines

Wine has always played a leading role in day to day life in Bilbao.

Thus it is no mystery that the city promotes both txakoli from Bizkaia and Rioja wine, as part of a global network of eight big cities within internationally known wine-growing regions.


March 2015

Basque Fest Gourmet, producto y gastronomía vasca

Basque cuisine is one of the undisputed stars of the “basque FEST” festival. Year after year, the Gourmet programming is increasing with new activities and proposals to promote and add value to the quality product and Basque cuisine. Read more

“basque FEST”, cita de la cultura y la vanguardia vasca

(Español) Con la llegada de la Semana Santa, Bilbao se sumerge en “basque FEST”. El festival estará presente en toda la ciudad con un completo programa de actividades, que propone a visitantes y residentes un amplio abanico de hasta 100 “planes” que ponen en valor la fortaleza de la cultura y la vanguardia vasca.
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Two delegations from China and South Korea are visiting Bilbao to know its model of urban and cultural development

Two delegations from South Korea and China are visiting our city to learn its strategies for urban renewal and its architecture, as well as the initiatives taken by Bilbao City Council to promote public-private partnerships in the regeneration process. Read more

Oportunidades de negocio en Bilbao. Seminario Internacional, organizado por el Ayuntamiento, George Washington University y Deusto Business School

Political, regulatory, media and activist group actors shape, constrain, or expand the opportunities for profit available to businesses. In order to mitigate risks and capture attractive opportunities, every business must have a careful and intelligent plan for engaging with these actors. The Business in a Political Age conference, followed by a more detailed workshop, provides a framework for doing so. Read more

La cumbre de CGLU culmina con la aprobación del “Cultura 21: acciones. Compromisos sobre el papel de la cultura en las ciudades sostenibles”

The World Cities Culture Summit, organized by the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments (UCLG) culminates with the approval of the document “Culture 21: Actions. Commitments on the role of culture in sustainable cities “, which aims to establish an international framework with measurable commitments and actions to promote the relationship between citizenship, culture and sustainable development, an emerging field but not consolidated yet, and necessary to respond tothe challenges manking is facing. Read more